I wrote out a post last night asking about what little I did for New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. However, it disappeared, and I was in no mood to write it all over again. Basically, my plans for New Year’s Eve fell through, watched football instead, and on New Year’s Day, I cooked my traditional meal of collard greens, black eye peas, ham, and cornbread. There was actually little preparation to be done, which is a good thing because I had a terrific migraine all day. I had written more than just that, but instead of recreating what I’d written before, I’m going to ask the questions I ended that post with. What did you do New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day? Do you have any New Year’s traditions and do they have any special meaning?
Here’s to a wonderful 2023!
January 2nd, 2023 at 11:33 am
Joe, have the best year of your life. Life would be dull without you and your brilliant blog. I wish it would go main stream to affect the lives of the masses in a positive way. Sorry for being the boss.
January 2nd, 2023 at 2:00 pm
When I lived in Texas, as a child I often spent NYE with my grandparents. I remember watching or listening to recordings of Guy Lombardo and his band from NYC. Midnight in NY was 10pm in TX and we sang, toasted and went to bed! No real food traditions, just the obligatory black eyed peas, which I still despise. As an adult, I don’t do it anymore. My house, my rules. I do what I want! Lol! Fate be famed!
My favorite memory of NYE was when I spent it in NYC with a friend. My first gay NYE in the city was wild and fun and nothing has compared since! I wore a wristband… and a smile all night!
Happy New Year to you, with hopes for blessings, joy and love. Always!
Your friend in PA,
January 3rd, 2023 at 10:58 pm
I was off all last week until today. I did very little which was enjoyable and still fulfilling. I’m not much of a cook so no black-eyed peas or collards or the other yummy stuff, so I went elsewhere to eat well.
You were curageous in going back to Alabama and if I recall correctly it ended up going well? I’m glad you’re back in your safe haven which I’m tempted to say you prefer. I hope you get rid of the migraines very soon.
January 3rd, 2023 at 11:05 pm
It mostly went well in Alabama. There were a few disagreements like always, but most of the time it was tolerable.